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DIY Osmo X5 Adapter – Worth it?

by 9to5dji

I have seen a lot recently about people making 3D printed X5 adapters for the Osmo, and in some cases, filing down the Osmo’s adapter ring to make them fit. This got me thinking how much of a good idea this approach is.

Both methods of retrofitting the X5 on the Osmo *seem to work OK but what worries me is the extra pressure it places on the X5’s connector mount point as well as the clearance for the buttons ( the 3D printed ones may require you to remove the “joystick” pr print an alternative cover for the Osmo gimbal ).
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X5 DIY

As you see from the image below ( screen grab from a CES 2016 video ), the official DJI mount provides a more secure mounting as well a lots more clearance from the handgrip as to avoid interfering with the buttons.
Official DJI Osmo X5 Apapter

Me personally, I will wait for the official one t be released, not only does it provide better support for the X5 and also allows unobstructed access to the buttons, it looks more professional too 🙂

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3 comments

Cassing Fabrice 2nd February 2016 - 17:30

Hey,
When do you thing the DIY Osmo X5 Adapter willt be released ?
Tnanks

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Osmo 2nd February 2016 - 19:59

The DIY one is something you cam make yourself with a 3D printer. As for the official one, only DJI know the answer 🙂

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Sarah Ngata 16th February 2016 - 08:08

Any word on when the ‘adapter’ will be available??

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